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Stirling Observer's WISH Campaign

We have successfully registered for the above campaign to get a share of the Stirling Observer's £5,000 cash fund. Tokens will be printed in the Stirling Observer every week from Wednesday 9th April for the next eight weeks. The final tokens will be printed on Friday 30th May 2014. The more tokens we receive the bigger slice of the cash we will receive. Please help by sending in your tokens to the Hospice.

Text Giving Campaign

Welcome to our first quarterly text giving campaign! We are aiming to raise £10,000 to buy new riser recliner chairs for our ward patients. Riser recliner chairs are invaluable on the ward -  they enable patients to be independent when trying to stand, and  patients who have pain, bone involvement and fatigue find these chairs of great benefit because they can alter their position to one of greater comfort.

Please help us make a real difference to our patients by texting ‘STRA11 ‘ followed by £ and the amount to 70070. The text is free and if you follow the link to gift aid we will receive not only the full amount of your donation but an extra 25% in tax relief!

 

Strathcarron Hospice cares for people with illnesses that cannot be cured including cancer, respiratory and heart conditions and neurological diseases.  We are a charity providing specialist palliative care free of charge to people in NHS Forth Valley, and to Cumbernauld and Kilsyth in NHS Lanarkshire.


Our care is provided wherever it is needed. This may be within the hospice in Denny, but also in patients’ homes, in the local hospital Forth Valley Royal Hospital, care homes and community hospital settings. Care is also extended to families and carers. To keep delivering care to those that need it the most, Strathcarron has to raise around £3.5 million each year.

Did you know?

Most of our patients remain at home and we offer a full range of community services and Day Hospice activities, not just care for inpatients.

Over 40% of patients go home from the Hospice having had help with their symptoms.  We don't just care for patients with cancer - about 20% of patients have other life limiting conditions. 

Hospice is not a place, it is a philosophy of care that values each individual and helps them put life into their days rather than days onto their lives.  We care for families, not just patients and our care does not end when the patient has died - bereavement support is available for families.  Strathcarron Hospice enhances the quality of life and dignity in death.